HEC Montreal - Commerce

City: Montreal
Language of instruction: English, French, Spanish
  • HEC Montréal’s excellence in management teaching and research is recognized worldwide.
  • First university in North America to be awarded the three most prestigious international accreditations in its field: AACSB InternationalEQUIS and AMBA.
  • A stimulating learning environment, enriched by the international students and permanent residents who make up 35% of the student body
  • Renowned, expert faculty in all management fields
  • Canada’s largest bilingual business library
  • A trading room with real-time financial data from Bloomberg and Reuters
  • An influential business network, with tens of thousands of alumni around the globe
  • Montreal is an exciting university city that offers plentiful cultural activites including museums, performances, restaurants, and festivals

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Partner university's areas of study

Commerce (UBCV)

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • The business courses are offered in 3 languages: French, English, and Spanish
  • Please note that courses given in French may sometimes require the use of English text books
  • Under certain conditions it is possible to write exams in English
  • Only one language course (3 credits) per term allowed:
    • French Business Communication: 3 credits, level 1 to 5, placement test required
    • English Business Communication: 3 credits, level 1 to 5, self evaluation
    • Spanish Business Communication: 3 credits, level intermediate to advanced, evaluation by coordinator upon arrival
  • Additional information about language courses


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • Only Commerce students are eligible to apply to this partner university

Term dates

  • Term 1 (Fall): Late August to Mid December
  • Term 2 (Winter): Early January to Late April


Not applicable

Summer program

Not applicable

Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • 15 HEC credits = 15 UBC credits

Grading scheme

Not applicable

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

Not applicable

Full course load information

  • Minimum 4 courses required
  • To be considered a full time student and to comply with Canadian Immigration regulations, a minimum of 12 credits (4 courses) is required for the B.B.A program
  • A 3 credit course is 45 contact hours (15 X 3)
  • For each credit, students need to contribute about 30 hours of additional personal work
  • Therefore the required workload for each course is: 45 contact hours + 90 hours of personal work = 135 hours per course for a semester
  • The workload requirement for HEC students in a regular program is 15 credits (5 courses) per term for the B.B.A. program

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

UBC course: COMM 204
Title: Operations Management
Partner course code: 2-500-09A
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2018-07-20
UBC course: COMM 296
Title: Marketing Introduction
Partner course code: MARK 10100A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-05
UBC course: COMM 298
Title: Basic Corporate Finance
Partner course code: FINA 10200A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-04
UBC course: COMM 371
Title: Investment
Partner course code: FINA 220115A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-08
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Campus Québec - The Montréal Experience: Culture, Innovation and Politics
Partner course code: INTE 202216A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-29
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Conflict Management
Partner course code: RHRT 233017A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Corporate Social Responsibility
Partner course code: DDRS 244007A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-21
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Marketing Strategy Management
Partner course code: MARK 310917A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-22
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Futures and Options
Partner course code: FINA 321010A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-08
UBC course: COMM 459
Title: Financial Statement Analysis
Partner course code: FINA 20202A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-04
UBC course: COMM 469
Title: International Marketing
Partner course code: MARK 202416A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-20
UBC course: COMM 477
Title: Risk Management
Partner course code: FINA 20202A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-04
UBC course: COMM 492
Title: Strategic Management in Organizations
Partner course code: MNGT 343014A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-19
UBC course: COMM 498
Title: International Trade
Partner course code: INTE 201407A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-29
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Additional fees

Not applicable


Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

  • HEC Montréal has no on‐campus accommodation
  • Personalized assistance will be available during the orientation week
  • A limited amount of rooms are reserved for exchange students with the partnership of the company GetYourPlace.ca
  • Reservations are made on a first come first served basis
  • For housing assistance, contact: housing@hec.ca

Information on Accommodation

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